Paris, the city of love. The Parisian capital of France is well known for its rich culture, mesmerising art collections, mouth-watering French cuisine and iconic landmarks. The Eiffel Tower is just one of the many notable landmarks in the French capital, but what exactly makes this incredible structure stands proudly in the hall of fame for world famous landmarks?
Construction commenced in the late 19th century of what was originally designed to be the entrance to the 1889 World’s fair, but later became recognisable as one of the worlds most famous structures. The Eiffel Tower was awarded as the most-visited paid monument in the world back in 2015 with staggering guest count of just under 7 million visitors.
Until you stand at the foot of this giant, you cannot appreciate the sheer ginormaty of this landmark. Standing over a thousand feet tall and approximately the same height as a 81 storey building, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris.
There’s a number of ways to experience the Eiffel Tower in all it’s glory. Standing from the Bridge of the river offers fantastic picturesque views of the Eiffel Tower complimented by panoramic views of the city and the River Seine.
If you’re one of the many tourists that wish to venture up the cascade of metallic beams to reach the upper levels of the tower, then you can do so through the official Eiffel Tower tourism centre.
You’ll be given the opportunity to visit three levels on the Eiffel Tower. The first two levels of the tower offer a selection of restaurants to satisfy your appetite with scrumptious French cuisine accompanied with rare, aerial views of Paris. The observation deck at 906 feet offers next to none views of Paris and the surrounding horizon. Spending on your fitness level there’s two options to visit the observation deck; either climb up 300 plus steps in a gruelling effort or pay a modest amount and ride the elevator to the top.
Regardless how you get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you will not be disappointed by the breath taking views. Stand on top of the world, absorb the panoramic views and experience a unique perspective of the stunning city of Paris.